About Defensa

Defensa Animal de Rincon

Is a Federal and Puerto Rico Accredited Non Profit Animal Rescue Organization. Our EIN is 660811657. We communicate daily via DefensaRincon@gmail.com – we do not have a shelter or take in animals except for horses.  We help people to rescue street animals in Puerto Rico via our Open Rescue Program.

Our work and the situation for the homeless animals in Puerto Rico has been reported on by CNN Senior Writer and Editor Heather Long in “Puerto Rico has become ‘dead dog island‘”, Horse Nation’s Standing Ovation and also in the The Documentary 100,000 The Movie.   Find reviews of our work on our Defensa GreatNonProfits page!


We post our current months animal count & financial/PL around the 1st of every month on Defensa Facebook Page & in our Blog Our Numbers.

You will find our Puerto Rican Rescued Animals for adoption on our website as well as on Overstock, PetFinder, AllPaws and AdoptAPet.

Please share us on Facebook as it is a great way to find rescued animals forever homes and bring in more donations.   Our animals are FREE to GREAT homes and that can even include their travel costs.   This means, if you find an abandoned, neglected or abused animal we will help you keep the animal yourself or find the animal a forever family.

Conditions in Puerto Rico

There was an excellent documentary done, showing the intense conditions of the animals throughout Puerto Rico. We invite you to educate yourself on these conditions by viewing the Documentary 100000 Movie.  The Documentary is a few years old but the situation has not changed.


Defensa Animal de Rincon is a Puerto Rico based non profit working to

  • Increase sterilization rates among cats and dogs in all of Puerto Rico
  • Lower the number of all animal species that are injured, un-owned or neglected in all of Puerto Rico
  • Improve the lives of all animal species through education, awareness, social media and financial assistance for rescuing in all of Puerto Rico

For cats, dogs, pigs, birds, etc Defensa utilizes fosters. For horse rescue Defensa utilizes donated land. Once healthy all our animals are FREE to the RIGHT home with rescuer’s approval. We do not require adoption fees because we do not see the logic in it. Many people have money to donate but no room in their homes for more animals. While others have the ability to rescue but do not have the financial resources to rescue.

Funded 100% Via Donations

Defensa is always open to and looking for large donations to be used to continue our mission.  You can donate directly from PayPal.me/PRAnimalRescue or our Donate to Defensa Page.


When someone finds an animal in need we help with Vet Services and Marketing for Adoption.  Please read our Defensa Rescue Page to see how we can help you help an animal.